AIRTEL Kenya, the second largest cellular mobile operator in Kenya has hit the ground running barely two weeks after re-branding, with the release of an additional 2.5million lines covering five numbers prefixes.
The company has unveiled new mobile number prefixes in the range of 0739, 0786, 0787, 0788 and 0789.
In a statement, Airtel Kenya Managing Director Rene Meza said that the increased demand for Airtel Kenya lines in the market in recent days had necessitated the release of new prefixes.
“At Airtel Kenya, we are walking the talk as we seek to ensure that Kenyans feel free to talk at the most affordable rates and the release of these numbers is a further confirmation of the swelling demand for our
network services across the country,” Meza said.
And added: “in anticipation of a spike in Airtel Kenya services, we have just completed the first phase of our network optimization project to enable us sufficiently absorb the growing number of subscribers’.”
The release of the new numbers to the market will complement the existing range of 0731, 0732, 0734, 0735, 0736, 0737, and 0738 number ranges.
The company has also announced the launch of a new ultra low cost handset package which effectively provides a mobile phone free of charge to all new subscribers.